Operational Finance Analyst

Robert Walters
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading International organisation based in Hammersmith is looking for an Operational Finance Analyst to join their team. The Operational Finance team is responsible for identifying, evaluating and implementing structures that optimise the underlying business operations to enhance shareholder value and minimise financial risk. The team focuses on four key areas: Structured and Vendor Finance, Capital Allocation, Insurance, and Procurement support.

The new Operational Finance analyst will be will be instrumental in the Vendor Finance efforts and generation of Free Cash Flow and as well will support management in providing adequate support and guidance to the Procurement.

Key Operational Finance Analyst duties:

  • Gain in depth understanding of the VF concept from a financial, operational and legal point of view - aim to be able to explain to suppliers to facilitate on boarding and be able to answer internal questions that can appear in running current platforms or setting up new ones
  • Run the VF operational process - uploads of invoices, setting up of suppliers, communication with various AP & procurement teams, interaction with technology providers
  • Build up relations with VF teams in platform front lead banks and manage day to day operational interaction - prepare and send weekly upload forecasts, participate in weekly calls, solve ad-hoc issues
  • Responsible for the technology and systems used to enable Vendor Finance - act as main point of contact for external company that has developed the software need for invoice uploads, run and update manual upload files, record all deals in the Treasury Management System
  • Run month end reconciliation process between the various environments, provide overviews of outstanding balances to local entities and maintain a thorough overview of monthly Vendor Finance additions and repayments
  • Support management in various other initiatives - supplier on boarding and set up of new platforms
  • Strive to be able in medium term to assume end to end responsibility for managing some of the Vendor Finance platforms
  • Prepare various analysis and presentations as required and attend weekly meetings
  • Participate in discussions with procurement and other functions regarding various contracts and support management in recommending adequate course of action or approving current approach

Preferred education/ qualifications:

  • Knowledge & Experience
  • University degree
  • QBE or Studying towards CIMA/ACA/CFA

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 2-3 years experience in Corporate Finance, Transactional Banking, Finance Analysis or Finance Control
  • Very Strong MS Excel & Power-Point skills (HFM a plus)
  • Fluent in English (other European languages a plus)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and advanced analytical skills
  • Pro-active, ambitious and highly motivated
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Thorough and well organised
  • Good stakeholder management
  • Persuasive and good communicator
  • Team player

To apply please contact or call .